Growing Raspberries from Planting to Harvest

Every garden should have some juicy raspberries, they don’t take up much space yet they provide you with an abundance of fruits. Enjoy them fresh or freeze them for later in the year! Here are some top tips on growing raspberries from planting to harvest.

  • Raspberry canes grow best in a sunny, sheltered position. They can also be quite successful in a part-shaded area.
  • They love soil that is rich and moisture retentive. Add plenty of well-rotted nutrient-rich organic matter such as compost.
  • Choosing your raspberry type is easy. You can choose summer-fruiting raspberries, these develop their fruit on last year’s growth. Autumn fruiting types produce berries on new canes. A mixture of both varieties is a great way to maximise your harvest period.
  • Start with one-year-old raspberry canes. Dig generous holes for each cane, then fork in a bucket of compost. Once you’ve planted in each cane, fill the soil back in and form it down with your foot.
  • You’ll need to create a support system for the raspberries, use upright posts or bamboo sticks to train the plants to grow upwards.
  • When harvesting your raspberries, they should detach easily from their central plug.

These are just a few tips and tricks for planting taking care of your raspberries. If you have any top tips that you can offer us let us know in the comments below or head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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